Oxford Town and Gown 2023


14 May 2023

14 May 2023
Oxford University Parks
South Lodge, South Parks Road

14 May @ 8.00am to 1.00pm

South Lodge, South Parks Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3RF
01865 282040
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Oxford Town and Gown / Things to do in Oxford this weekend

About Oxford Town and Gown 2023

The Oxford Town and Gown 2023 will take place on Sunday, 14 May 2023.

Oxford Town and Gown is the oldest run in the series. It started in 1982 by local runners as a fun run to raise funds for muscular dystrophy, and still, to this day, all profits from the race go to Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK).

The race now attracts up to 6,000 runners every year. This includes serious athletes, as well as casual and fun runners. If you want to run your first, your fastest, or your most orange 10k yet – this is the race for you.

The 10k run takes you along a City Centre closed-road route that finishes in the University Parks. This route is unique and scenic, making it perfect for all runners. You’ll find beginners taking on their first 10k race and more experienced runners hoping to beat their personal bests.

All proceeds from the Town and Gown series support the work of Muscular Dystrophy UK – the charity bringing together 70,000 people living with more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and -wasting conditions.

2022 saw the celebration of the Town and Gown’s 40th anniversary! And we will be keeping you up to date on how the organisers plan to mark this exciting milestone.


From £5.00

Please see important booking information below.

Booking information

Early bird entry fees are as follows:

  • Adult fundraiser – £14.00 (raise a minimum of £50.00)
  • Junior fundraiser – £5.00 (raise a minimum of £50.00)
  • Adult entry – £28.00, affiliated – £26.00
  • Junior entry – £13.00, affiliated – £11.00

Booking fees apply.

Early bird ends on 30th November 2022.

To enter multiple people: Simply add the desired number of tickets you want. The registration form will require you to enter full details of everyone you are paying for.

To create or join a Team: This option will appear at the bottom of the registration form once you have filled out all of your details.

Oxford Town and Gown 2022 10k route

The running route has always shown-off some of Oxfords best landmarks. Expect a scenic tour through the heart of the City Centre, passing many historic Oxford University colleges and Oxford High Street, and then finishing in University Parks. The exact route for 2023 will not be too different from previous live events, and it will be published closer to the event.

Junior 3k race

The Junior 3k race will take place at 9.15am ahead of the main 10k race. It is open for anyone aged 9 to 15 years old.

Road closures

Details of any road closures will be published here closer to the event. Road closures would normally come into force from 8.00am on the Sunday morning and remain in operation until noon. The majority of the affected roads will be on a rolling closure system (i.e. they reopen as soon as the last runner has passed and it is safe to do so).

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